After giving us university’s mascots and eco-friendly solar panels, Maxis and EA have decided to go for something a bit more chill for The Sims 4‘s tenth expansion pack: it will be called Snowy Escape and it’s coming out in a week.
If the “holiday pack” of The Sims 1, 2 and 3 was filled with both tropical and highlander-ish locations, Snowy Escape will focus just on one scenario: Mt. Komorebi, a new Sim world that is deeply inspired by Japanese culture and environments.
Players – who probably had to cancel their Christmas’ travel plans because of the pandemic – will have the opportunity to enjoy this brand new expansion pack that lets sims entertain themselves with various winter-inspired activities.
From sports as skiing, snowboarding and climbing to fresh cultural markets and new social interactions, this product has something appealing for everyone.
In particular, it adds new features that affect the overall gameplay: the ability to create and influence the lifestyle of your sims based on their habits is a particularly appealing one. It reminds of The Sims 2: Free Time, at least to some extent, but the focus on the actual lifestyle of the characters is something innovative. In base of their choices, indeed, they will spend their autonomous time differently. Another game-changer is the possibility of developing Sentiments – which are pretty much like the memories from The Sims 3: Generations.
The main difference is that they are now shared between different Sims, and if one of them might get in a good mood when thinking about it, the other one might turn sad or angry.
The main point of this expansion pack, though, is the Japanese culture’s influence: Snowy Escape’s scenario is divided in two islands and three districts, one being a modern Tokyo-inspired city, the other being the typical, old-fashioned Japanese countryside and the last one being the Mount Komorebi itself.
This expansion pack gives you the chance to dig into this oriental lifestyle thanks to different options as the possibility of using chopsticks instead of occidental cutlery, or the rule of removing shoes before entering in your sims’ house.
You can pre-order The Sims 4: Snowy Escape on Origin for 39.99$. Or you can wait for the official release date on the 13th of November, just in time for living your Japanese fantasy and making all your winter wishes come true.
You can check the Gameplay Trailer here!